yngwie (12514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2010 Bottle, at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It’s a clear, dark brown beer with a decent beige head. Slightly herbal nose with hints of DMS, caramel and roasted malts. Alcohol, sweetness, caramel, roasted malts, some herbal notes and a pleasant bitterness. Warming and full-bodied, with a bitter and sweet finish. Well, not my idea of a Barley Wine, but sure drinkable. Rating: 6-4-6-4-13-3.3. 090517
Bottle. It pours a nice, dense, beige head that has a good longevity and leaves nice lacings. The body is slightly hazy, and reddish dark brown in color. It has a nice aroma with resiny, citrusy hops over a foundation of sweetish, malty hops leaving dried fruits and some caramel. A hint of licorice and cellar lurks in the back. In the mouth it’s full-bodied and smooth, some warmth from the alcohol also shows up, especially in the very end. There’s dried fruits, some caramel and hints of licorice in the flavor, as well as a good citrusy, resiny hop impact leaving a balancing bitterness. Overall, a pretty good beer that should be more pronounced. On the other hand, it’s dangerously easy to drink the way it presents itself now. 20100428
HenrikSoegaard (9998) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the supermarket across the street of the brewery. Frothy off-white almost lightbrown head. Brown amber colour. Heavy malty and nutty aroma. Modeate bitter flavor. Plum and nutty notes. Long finish. Creamy palate. Not a well-balanced barleywine.
bierkoning (9738) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown color. Melon, butter and flowers in the aroma. Sweet flavor, buttery with pineapple and ripe melons. Malty, but also flowery hops, especially coming up in the aftertaste. Characterful and quite good, actually.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, mostly caramel notes. Sweet and too sugary for my taste, with some alcohol. I’ll have to leave a few bottles in the cellar and see if there’s a nice English barley wine in the making.
charlotte (3905) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At CBF 09.Dark amber colour with no head.Aroma of dried fruits most like plum.Flavor of caramel and warming alc.Sweet smooth finish.
stouby (3486) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CBF, Valby.
Orange with a off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, dark fruits), moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet and alcoholic, moderate bitter. Full body with lot’s of alcohol, well hidden. To be rerated after some years.
Papsoe (25100) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Almost clear orangey brown with an off-white head. Sweetish aroma of overripe fruit with some hops. Quite full-bodied with sweetish overripe fruit and burned caramel. Hardly any bitterness. Pleasant and warming, but perhaps a little to the sweet side. 160509
MiP (12987) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at KØ09. Sherry aroma, seems a little oxidized. Clear dark brown colour. No head. Peppery flavour, very caramelly and extremely sweet. Way too sweet, and not balanced enough by the alcohol which is actually quite strong.
FrankJohansen (3600) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber colour with a small white head. Rich malty aroma and taste with strong notes of alcohol, caramel and fruits.
Theis (12481) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Sweetness, caramel, berries, ryebread, light wood, oak, medium hoppy, grass, light piney, roasted. OK.